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02 November 2017

Medtech industry to benefit from MTPConnect and MTAA Partnership

MTPConnect and MTAA have signed an MoU further cementing their partnership to support and drive the Australian medtech industry forward.

01 November 2017

MTPConnect opens call for $5m BioMedTech Horizons program, supporting high-potential health breakthroughs

MTPConnect welcomes ideas that are set to customise and revolutionise healthcare, stimulate inter-disciplinary collaboration and between research, industry and technology sectors, and foster strong entrepreneurship potential for the Australian Government's $5 million BioMedTech Horizons program.

30 October 2017

Just in time implants set to radically advance tumour surgery

A major new Australian research project is set to transform the way physicians surgically treat tumours and bone cancer, and dramatically improve patient and healthcare outcomes.

26 October 2017

MTPConnect announces $7.3m in funding for 20 national MTP projects

MTPConnect is focused on investing on big, bold ideas to improve the productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity of Australia’s medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical sector.

25 October 2017

Reading brain signals to help the paralysed move and more—The Actuator taking Australia’s promising medical technologies to market

Australian medtech start-ups will each have access to up to $4 million under a national program launched today.

09 October 2017

Blog: Finding Inspiration at Home and Abroad

MTPConnect’s Director of Major Projects Elizabeth Stares shares her insight on the fantastic two weeks in September, where she attended major conferences and events in Australia and abroad.

28 September 2017

Invitation: Medical Technology, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals Delegation to Israel

Australia's mdetech, biotech and pharma sector is invited to join MTPConnect CEO Sue MacLeman and Office of Innovation and Science Australia CEO Dr Charlie Day on a one-week delegation to Israel in May 2018.

27 September 2017

MTPConnect makes inroads in the US through MoU with Medical Alley Association at the 2017 MedTech Conference

MTPConnect has today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Medical Alley Association, an organisation based in Minnesota that enables health innovation and care organisations to innovate, succeed and influence the evolution of healthcare.

20 September 2017

Digital health companies to benefit from unique market entry focused accelerator

ANDHealth—Australia’s industry led, national accelerator for digital health technologies and 2016 recipient of the MTPConnect Project Fund Program—has announced the first cohort of six companies that will enter the ANDHealth Program.

19 September 2017

MTPConnect and LSQ sign MoU to boost the Australian life sciences sector

MTPConnect and LSQ have signed a MoU further establishing their relationship and collaborative commitment to boost the Queensland and broader Australian MTP sectors.

11 September 2017

Biomedical Translation Fund disburses $13.3m

The Australian Government has announced funding for three medical breakthroughs to help people with severe disabilities walk again and support thousands of Australians facing crippling chronic back pain.

31 August 2017

Launch of new facility set to ensure health of Australians and economy

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Senator Arthur Sinodinos today launched the ‘M2’ precinct, a joint project between CSIRO, Monash University and Monash Health Translation Precinct. This facility also includes CSIRO’s new Biomedical Materials Translation Facility.

30 August 2017

MTPConnect and Confederation of Indian Industry sign MoU to boost collaboration and growth

MTPConnect and the Confederation of Indian Industry have signed an MoU to work collaboratively to boost the innovative medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors in India and Australia.

28 August 2017

Australian Government releases response to Productivity Commission Inquiry into IP Arrangements

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Arthur Sinodinos, has released a response to the Productivity Commission’s (PC) Inquiry on Intellectual Property (IP) on behalf of the Australian Government.

24 August 2017

First Medical Research Future Fund grants open

In great news for the sector, the first two competitive grant opportunities for the Medical Research Future Fund opened today in antimicrobial resistance and clinical trials. These grant opportunities will be run by the National Health and Medical Research Council, and will draw on their high-quality application and assessment processes.